WeCode Student Counselor: Job Description

Type of Contract: Fixed Term Part Time Contract [8 months] (6 hours a week)

Department: Rwanda Campus

Job Location: Kigali, Rwanda (Open only to Rwanda Nationals)

About Moringa School

  • Moringa School is transforming higher education in Africa, starting with software development. In our current program, we transform ambitious amateurs to coding professionals. 

  • We are a premier advanced immersive program, training exceptional full-stack and mobile Software Engineers. 

  • Moringa School is currently expanding rapidly into other courses and geographies across Africa and are looking for top talent to accelerate our growth. Moringa School was named one of the ‘Top 10 Most Innovative Companies’ in 2018 by Fast Company.

  • Moringa School opened its campus in Rwanda in October 2018 in partnership with the ICT Chamber and funded by GIZ which led to the launch of the WeCode scholarship program which aims to close the digital gender gap in Rwanda. The program has seen  2 cohorts trained from October 2018 to November 2019 and out of this 76 women graduated with software and soft skills development. These graduates received 6 months job placement support from Moringa School and to date, 48 women have found employment which has seen the WeCode program achieve a 70% job placement rate. 

We aim to train 200,000+ knowledge workers through market-driven education in emerging markets by 2030.

Our Mission 

Building talent and opportunities through transformative and tech-based, learning experiences.

Our Culture

  • Employees enjoy a fun, collegial startup environment

  • You will be surrounded by talented, friendly, brilliant, & mission-driven professionals who work hard to provide the best student experience of its kind in the world.

  • We are committed to employee health & wellness- we truly believe that you need to take care of yourself first. 

  • We understand the value in remote working & support it as needed.

Why We Are Hiring for This Role 

To enable our students to successfully complete the Moringa School program. As the WeCode Student Counselor, you will provide preventive and responsive services to equip the students to deal with any social, emotional, learning, and/or behavioral problems.

What you will do

  • Set up a counseling program/structure for WeCode students and assist in solidifying the psycho-social aspects of the WeCode Program.

  • Vet and ensure that the psycho-social support system designed by the WeCode team is robust enough to support WeCode students through the program and eventually get the students placed in the respective available jobs.

  • Fit a counseling program/schedule into the WeCode program that works well with the student class schedule.

  • Provide individual and/or group counseling to students based on the identified concerns and needs.

  • Consult and collaborate effectively with technical mentors and other educational/community stakeholders regarding students with the identified concerns and needs.

  • Implement an effective referral and follow-up process.

  • Accurately and appropriately use the designed assessment procedures for determining and structuring individual and/or group counseling services.

  • Assists technical mentors (teachers) and other stakeholders in interpreting and understanding student data.

  • Work with the various education stakeholders to assist in designing strategies to improve the learning conditions.

  • Maintain confidential case files/records for all students obtaining counseling.

  • Liaise, where appropriate and with the student’s consent, with members of staff.

  • Maintain own professional development and update knowledge and awareness through continuing professional development.

  • Prepare a monthly report on the use of the service and the types of issues being presented.

Who You Are 

  • An individual with the ability to maintain and reinforce boundaries.

  • A person with integrity and professionalism.

  • You possess the ability to collect, analyze data, and make informed decisions.

  • A person with sound judgment and emotional intelligence.

  • You have great interpersonal and emotional skills.

  • Open-minded.

  • Computer literate.

What You Have

  • Bachelor degree in Psychology, Sociology, Community Development, or any related field.

  • MA degree in Counseling preferred.

  • 3+ years of proven full-time working experience with low-income students/ populations within a school setting is a strong component to this role 

  • Ability to respond effectively to the needs (social, emotional, learning and/or behavioral) of low income/ disadvantaged youth and helping them make healthy decisions 

  • Working knowledge of various counseling models, practices and resources

  • Advocacy skills

Career Growth & Development

We do not believe that an organization can grow without the growth & development of its staff.  At Moringa School, we are consistently building systems to invest in the growth of our employees. We are deeply invested in offering career growth within Moringa, provide actionable feedback through “weekly check-ins” & thorough career reviews.

We will work together with you to craft roles that both support the needs of the organization and that you can be passionate about. 

To Apply

Email your resume to the Recruitment team at joinus@moringaschool.com

  • Subject Line: Application: WeCode Student Counselor | Your full name